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10TH ANNUAL

DALLAS

CONFERENCE

Earn up to 
10.75 
CME credits or CNE contact hours!

Friday, June 16 - Saturday, June 17, 2023

Marriott Dallas Las Colinas
 

SOCIETY ENDORSEMENTS

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COURSE DIRECTORS

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Lawrence Schiller, MD

Chair, Institutional Review Boards
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

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Mack Mitchell, MD

Vice President for Medical Affairs

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Faculty

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Carol Burke, MD, FACP, FACG, FASGE, AGAF

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

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Oren Fix, MD, MSc

UNC School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Paul Gaglio, MD, FACP,
AGAF, FAASLD

NY-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia
University Medical Center
New York, New York

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Stephen Hanauer, MD

Northwestern University Feinberg
School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

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Brian E. Lacy, PhD, MD, FACG

Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida

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Nancy Reau, MD

Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

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Rhonda Souza, MD

Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

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Themistocles Dassopoulos, MD

Baylor Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Dallas, Texas

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Todd Frederick, MD

California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, California

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David Greenwald, MD

Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, New York

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Jay Horton, MD

University of Texas 

Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

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Arjmand Mufti, MD

University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

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Carol Semrad, MD

University of Chicago 
Chicago, Illinois

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Paul Tarnasky, MD

Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Faculty
About GALA

The GI and Liver Association of the Americas (GALA) mission is to provide the most up-to-date education to physicians and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with chronic liver and gastrointestinal disorders.

Learn from global experts and engage with colleagues as we discuss recent updates on chronic liver and gastrointestinal diseases.
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Agenda

Agenda

Friday, June 16, 2023
 

11:45 AM              
Lunch and Registration

 

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

Eosinophilic Esophagitis:
C
linical Implications of Disease Progression

Dan Patel, MD
Industry-Sponsored Event (Non-accredited) 

Sponsored By: Sanofi / Regeneron

1:00 PM – 1:05 PM                  
Welcome

 
Session I
 

1:05 PM – 1:35 PM                  
Endoscopy in Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis

Paul Tarnasky, MD

1:35 PM – 2:05 PM                        
Management of Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet Agents During Acute GI Bleeds

David Greenwald, MD

2:05 PM – 2:35 PM                        
Pharmacologic Interventions for Obesity

Jay Horton, MD

2:35 PM – 2:50 PM                        
Q&A / Panel Discussion

 

2:50 PM – 3:05 PM                  
Break

Session II

3:05 PM – 3:30 PM                        
Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease:
Latest Updates on Clinical Assessment and Management

Mack Mitchell, MD

3:30 PM – 3:55 PM                        
Updates on Genetic Liver Diseases

Arjmand Mufti, MD

3:55 PM – 4:20 PM                        
Time and Cost-Effective Evaluation of the Patient with Jaundice

Nancy Reau, MD
 

4:20 PM – 4:35 PM                  
Q&A / Panel Discussion

4:35 PM – 4:45 PM                  
Closing Remarks

 

4:45 PM – 6:15 PM                        
Reception

Saturday, June 17, 2023

8:00 AM                  

Breakfast and Registration

 

8:25 AM – 8:30 AM                  
Welcome Back

Session III
 

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM                 
Celiac Disease: Review of Recently Updated Guidelines

Carol Semrad, MD

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM       

Is There Still a Role for Immunomodulators?               

Themistocles Dassopoulos, MD

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM                     
Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Positioning New Therapies

Stephen Hanauer, MD

10:00 AM-10:30 AM                      
Colon Cancer Screening: Review of Recently Updated Guidelines

Carol Burke, MD

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM                  
Q&A / Panel Discussion


10:50 AM – 11:05 AM              
Break

 

11:05 AM – 12:05 PM              
Parallel Session (Select One)

  • GI Woes from Head to Toe

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Obesity and Fatty Liver Disease

  • Chronic Liver Disease
     

12:05 PM – 12:15 PM                  
Lunch Break

 

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM               

Bowel Urgency in Ulcerative Colitis
George Salem, MD and Kim Kearns, MS, APN-B

Industry-Sponsored Event (Non-accredited) 

Sponsored By: Eli Lilly & Co.


1:00 PM –1:30 PM

Break
 

Session IV


1:30 PM – 1:55 PM                        
Latest Updates in the Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Paul Gaglio, MD

1:55 PM – 2:20 PM                        
Advanced Cirrhosis: Managing Hepatorenal Syndrome and Hepatic Encephalopathy

Todd Frederick, MD

2:20 PM – 2:45 PM                        
Vaccines and Infections: COVID-19 Effects on the Liver

Oren Fix, MD
              

2:45 PM – 3:05 PM                        
Q&A / Panel Discussion

3:05 PM – 3:20 PM                        
Break

 

Session V

3:20 PM – 3:45 PM                        
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Putting Updated Guidelines into Practice

Brian Lacy, MD

3:45 PM – 4:10 PM                        
Barrett’s Esophagus

Rhonda Souza, MD

4:10 PM – 4:35 PM                  
Getting Rid of an Uninvited Guest: Dealing with Recurrent C Difficile

Lawrence Schiller, MD
                                                     
  
4:35 PM – 5:00 PM                        
Q&A / Panel Discussion

5:00 PM-5:15 PM                    
Meeting Wrap-up

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VENUE

Marriott Dallas Las Colinas
223 Las Colinas Boulevard W
Irving, TX 75039

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This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Salix Pharmaceuticals, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Jointly provided by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower,
the Gastrointestinal and Liver Association of the Americas (GALA),
and the Texas Liver Institute.

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